We have completed a year of research and consultation exploring Australia’s design economy. The research has given us a clearer picture of what drives design innovation and the role that design protection, including design rights, plays within the broader design ecosystem.
This page contains summaries of our research findings, our series of more detailed research reports and links for further reading.
Defining design: design’s role in the Australian economy
Setting the context for the research by defining design and its contribution to the Australian economy.
View the Defining Design report
Talking design: views from Australia’s visual design ecosystem
Summarising insights and experiences heard through interviews with members of the design ecosystem.
View the Talking Design report
Protecting designs: design innovation, copying and enforcement in Australia
Analysing the survey results of the experiences of Australian business turning design ideas into products, methods and motives for protecting designs and encounters with copying.
View the Protecting Designs report
Further relevant reading